Buzzword watch. If you missed your chance to long-tail into a PowerPoint presentation, here comes the economy of abundance. Worth a handful of slides: “The Economy of Abundance allows business owners to defer choices to the end users. What better way to find out what consumers want than to give them everything and see what they actually buy. That is the paradigm of abundance.” (Via Alex Barnett)
Show and tell. A Newsweek piece on “Marketing and Mind Control: How the emotional parts of our brains can be manipulated”. This article never gets old. Your typical glossy magazine will run one of these articles every year. This one, however, is a “web-exclusive commentary”.
Keep that in mind. Thomas Beck pulls out some great quotes from the CIO panel from Software 2006: “Youâ€™ve got to remember, the people that cut the deal arenâ€™t the people that manage the relationship. I donâ€™t care if the [software] salespeople leave with blood coming out of both of their ears. Iâ€™m not going to see those guys again.â€ (Via Phil Windley)
Is RedHat the Poland of software vendors? 451 CAOS Theory thinks so, and has some good commentary on the Linux cold war.